The slum dwellers live in a great insecurity, not only because of the difficulties they encounter in their daily life, but specially due to the fact that they are exposed to being thrown out of their houses, and seeing their belongings destroyed by bulldozers or other machines.
During the last decades it has been quite a number of evictions in Nairobi. Those owning illegal kiosks in the Centre of the town see them destroyed regularly, just to rebuild them some days later in the same spot.
Giving different excuses the municipality and the government have undertaken a series of slum destructions: all the houses under high voltage electric wires; the making of a road that has not yet started one year after the evictions; the privatization of the railway, etc.
As you can see in the section Network/ Actions the Catholic Church together with other churches and civil society have undertaken a series of actions against the evictions. Some of their lobby and advocacy were sucessful at least in delaying the eviction, but the threat is there ready to hit when people expect it less.
We present a series of documents and actions against the evictions in Nairobi.